Koby Bryant, who cares?

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  1. G30SF/F-250

    G30SF/F-250 Pinky Out Platinum Member

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    I have no idea.

    I don’t watch basketball.

    I only know what I saw on TV.

    I do know that there is no hate in my heart for someone trying to do the best for themselves, their family, and others.
     
  2. rainman33

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    It’s threads like this that make me want to leave GT. It’s one thing to be impartial about the death of anyone, but taking the time out of your day to reiterate to people you don’t even know that a life half lived, or let me put this another way, the promise of the second half of a persons life, along with that of many others, was so inconsequential that you just had to come here and post about it, seems so crass.

    Also, for those that bring up Kobe’s transgressions; are you so perfect? Whatever happened to hate the sin, love the sinner? I’m not seeing a lot of love in those posts.

    Not a class act today, GT.
     

  3. G30SF/F-250

    G30SF/F-250 Pinky Out Platinum Member

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    My love to you.

    I too am growing tired of the GT hate.

    There are still good people here; let’s see how long they stick around......
     
  4. rainman33

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    Amen, brother!

    Thanks for the little good you brought today. It’s acts like yours that keep me from losing total faith in the humanity of this forum.
     
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    Empatyhy - neither is spelling! Sympathy - maybe - but not empathy. :cheers:
     
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    Haldor Formerly retired EE.

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    'Ol Grandad Director of civil unrest

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    The whole things speaks volumes about the US mindset.
     
  10. Dog Soldier

    Dog Soldier NRA Benefactor

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    I never heard of Mr. Briant. His super rich widow may win millions suing the Air Craft company. When that happens it will cost jobs. The Blue Collar labor will suffer.
     
  11. DaleGribble

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    Ok, so in some respects I agree with you, but on others, not so much.

    I do agree it does seem rather crass to place oneself out there as some sort of self-created pariah for not mourning the death of a famous person. Sometimes saying nothing really is the best option.

    I also see the logic behind loathing our society's adulation and obsession with celebrities, but like you, I don't agree with using someone's death to advance the idea that we (collectively) should start ignoring their existence.

    As for Kobe's rape allegation and throwing stones in glass houses, I think you're off-base on that one. I'm not perfect, I've screwed things up and I have done things I regret, but there's a limit to what I've done and none of what I've done comes anywhere near the wanton evilness that is required to choke a woman, rape her, and then throw my semen-stained t-shirt into a police officers face. Like it or not, that's a part of Kobe Bryant's legacy just as his accomplishments and kind deeds are.

    Overall, I'm sorry those people died. I feel especially bad for his widow who lost a husband and a child. I hope they all rest in peace.
     
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  12. Bradd D

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    I didn't follow the story when it happened. Was Kobe convicted of those things?
     
  13. arkdweller22

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    And this is why I avoided opening this thread 'til now. Against my better judgement, I opened it and found what I thought I would. It's sad.
     
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    Most of my posting is shifting back to the reason I came here in the first place; firearms and reloading. With a little politics sprinkled in to keep me grounded. ;)
     
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    No sympathy for rapists.
     
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    No. His accuser chose not to endure a trial and she decided not to testify, and Mr. Bryant publicly apologized to her for his actions.

    Here's the text of his apology in which he admits to sexually assaulting her...

    "First, I want to apologize directly to the young woman
    involved in this incident. I want to apologize to her for my behavior that night and for the consequences she has suffered in the past year. Although this
    year has been incredibly difficult for me personally, I can only
    imagine the pain she has had to endure. I also want to apologize to
    her parents and family members, and to my family and friends and
    supporters, and to the citizens of Eagle, Colo.

    "I also want to make it clear that I do not question the motives
    of this young woman. No money has been paid to this woman. She has
    agreed that this statement will not be used against me in the civil
    case. Although I truly believe this encounter between us was
    consensual, I recognize now that she did not and does not view this
    incident the same way I did. After months of reviewing discovery,
    listening to her attorney, and even her testimony in person, I now
    understand how she feels that she did not consent to this
    encounter.

    "I issue this statement today fully aware that while one part of
    this case ends today, another remains. I understand that the civil
    case against me will go forward. That part of this case will be
    decided by and between the parties directly involved in the
    incident and will no longer be a financial or emotional drain on
    the citizens of the state of Colorado."
     
  17. manfred the wonder d

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    You realize we can tell the race of the posters by their replies. Thats racest.
    Like the poster that complained about how I misspelled the rapist's last name.
     
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    He was no more of a rapist than anyone on here. She was a "girl" looking to cash in, she even admitted it. I would also say thstupid, dumber than a rock Mike Tyson didn't rape the girl he served 3 years for raping. When you're a filthy rich celebrity you're an easy mark. Now, I also would say O.J. was as guilty as a murderer has ever been and he should have fried or served life in a 10' X 10' cell.
    This is my opinion, don't care if you agree or not, but I'd say most of you finger pointers are just a bit jealous of the mans $$$ and skills on the court. HE did a LOT for under privileged kids and from all accounts grew into a fine man.


    And in case you're wondering, I'm a white 50+ year old devout Christian man !
    And not a basketball fan at all, never watch it.
     
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    FTFY ... Of course your thread falls under:

    Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.
     
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    To answer the question in the thread title, apparently quite a few people. However, other than the fact he was just someone who was the victim of a random aircraft accident (possibly due to negligence), I don't.

    That sentence was going to be that I can't figure out why. But I can. People get invested in celebrities, and for some strange reason they react as if they have so actual relationship with them. That I can't figure out why.